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Plot plan 2013

Hot weekend

The weekend was really hot fdollowing on from a hot week. Last week I planted the leeks in plot 3 and 13 and I have lost about 20 plants which is about the number that I have left in the cold frame. I will plant these next week.

I have re sowed the french beans in plot 7 as only 4 plants have showed. I also sowed ordinary climbing beans as the ones in the cold frame have failed. I have 15 plants on one wigwam in plot 7 and the newly sowed one’s on another wigwam.

I also planted the 6 cauliflower plants and 8 cabbage plants as well as replaced some that had not survived the heat from the week. This is in both plots 5 and 11

I have also sowed cucumber in plot 6 in four places. This time I have sowed three in each place

Kurly kale was sowed into the cold frame as well as additional savoy cabbage and brussell sprouts

The weekend was also spent weeding.

The heat has also meant that I have had to cart a load of water

Dry weekend

The weekend was mainly dry but a bad frost on Saturday took its toll. I was lucky as I had covered my potatoes but the asparagus suffered.

The following was sowed
Additional spinich in plot 10 where the last lot had failed
More red cabbage, cabbage and savoy cabbage in the cold frame
I extended the row of little gems in plot 10
Another row of raddish which was sown in plot 7
The beans were sown in the cold frame with plastic bottles over each pot
I sowed some more beetroot where the previous sowing had failed in plot 6
I sowed the french and dwarf beans under plastic bottles in plot 7
The spring onions in plot 4 have again failed so I have sown some more
More lettuce was sown in plot 7

I have moved the cold frame to the back of the plot and did some more weeding around the red currents.

Wet and cold

The week was wet and cold so there was very little growth, except weeds that is.  In the cold frame the slugs had had a good go at the cabbages but hopefully they will survive.  I sowed in the cold frame savoy cabbage.  The cauliflower which was sown on 6 April has germinated well.  The slugs look as if they have tried to eat the beans planted last week in the cold frame

I sowed in to Plot 7 both lettuce lolla rossa under where the beans are going to be planted and a salad bowl mixture.

Despite the weather the spinnach and the little gems have germinated in plot 10.  This was sown on 6 April.

There is no sign of the spring onions sowed on 24 March  so have re sown into plot 4.  I sowed the same variety which is white lisbon.

There is still no sign of the beetroot which was sowed on 30 March in plot 6